25 cherry recipes
Make the most of this sharply sweet fruit in our dessert recipes, from classic bakewell tart to sugar-crusted cherry pie and cherry blondies
Looking for fresh cherry recipes? Want the best cherry desserts? Try our ideas here then check out our strawberry recipes.
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When are cherries in season?
UK cherry season is short, it starts in June and ends in July.
Easy cherry recipes
Pickled cherries provide plenty of of tangy, summery flavours – a great way to savour this summer fruit right through to autumn.
Glacé cherries are the star ingredient in this simply fruity bake. It only needs 10 minutes to prep, and the oven does most of the work.
Combine cherries in kirsch from a jar with fresh black cherries to make a comforting filling for this sweet shortcrust pastry pie.
This dark, indulgent chocolate cheesecake swirled with raspberries is a great showstopper for any occasion. Making the chocolate collar is really worth the effort for an extra special touch.
Check out our almond galettes with whole black cherries and cherry jam. These mini tarts are made easy with ready-made puff pastry and a simple homemade almond frangipane.
Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect with an afternoon cuppa. Try more afternoon tea treats here...
Check out this easy twist on the classic British bakewell tart. Pistachios add a vivid green colour and richness to the traditional almond filling. Chilling the tart before baking helps set the shape so don’t skip that step.
Sweet, juicy cherries and vanilla custard ice-cream, perfect for cooling off on a warm day. Seriously simple to prepare and no need for an ice-cream maker. How can you resist? Check out more of our ice cream ideas here...
Try our black cherry granita, it's a perfect summer palate cleanser. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it's great for a big crowd.
Morello cherries in jars or tins make a great store cupboard ingredient so you can knock up these individual sweet pies at a moment's notice. The sugar topping gives a crunchy finish to the pastry.
The best pudding comes in a glass! This easy idea for trifle uses ready made brownies and cornflake cakes, with cherries and blueberries. Topped with custard, cream and chocolate – what's not to love? An ideal dessert for a special dinner with friends or family.
Lamingtons, originally from Australia, make a delicious teatime treat. Mini cakes, decorated in cherry jam and desiccated coconut, topped with a fresh cherry.
This recipe for goat's curd, pickled cherry and pecan toasts makes a great, simple veggie snack or lighter lunch.
Create a classic British bakewell tart with step-by-step help. Try this recipe with other seasonal fruits such as strawberries or cherries, if you like.
Black forest brownies combine two of our favourite sweet treats. This brownie/black forest gâteau mash-up is boozy, cherry-studded, chocolatey heaven. Add a big dollop of kirsch spiked cream if you can handle it. More brownie ideas here...
This trifle is an easy and stylish Christmas dessert to make during the festive season or all year round. Ready in only 30 minutes, our white forest cake will become a crowd favourite in no time.
Add fresh cherries to this simple recipe alone with boozy cream for a grown up dessert. Check out these chocolate-dipped meringues with cherries and boozy cream. This recipe is really simple and incredibly moreish, a great summer dessert.
Check out these indulgent chocolate tiffins with our favourite Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. You don’t have to include the edible glitter but it does give added bling.
These individual pots of cherry-deliciousness couldn't be simpler to make, the perfect baking project with the kids. Flaked almonds add a sweet crunch everyone will love.
Readymade pastry makes this easy, but it's still special enough to serve friends and family. Cherries and white chocolate are a surprisingly good combo.
This ingredients list may look lengthy but it’s all about building up the textures and flavours to make this the most moreish bar ever – way better than regular stollen.
A seasonal favourite. The cream cheese frosting tones down the tartness of the cherries.
Summer berry season is in full swing, so make the most of it with this show-stopping cherry torte. Delicious and easy to make, this dessert is great for entertaining.
Cherries help take these blondies to the next level with the classic flavours and ingredients of a bakewell tart.